Gnaw: Food of the Gods II (1989)
Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi
Country: Canada | Director: Damian Lee
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 86mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 744×576 – 23.976fps – 1.56gb

A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.

Filmed on location at my alma mater, York U, this is a ludicrous yet perpetually entertaining example of the “small animal/insect gets big and therefore must consume humans” genre. Growth-hormone enhanced, flesh-chomping rodents are, however, but a slim slice of this delightful cinematic pie. It also features an absorbing storyline (involving serious philosophical and socio-political issues), enjoyably inconsistent “special” (very special) effects, some truly fabulous fantasy sequences and one unbelievably audacious scene of gratuitous violence (this involving synchronized swimmers and gunfire).

To those with a penchant for the ridiculous: only you can prevent GNAW! from becoming a neglected footnote in the index of some seldom-consulted guide to vengeful animal flicks.

Gnaw: Food of the Gods II (1989)